Scout Notes

Arnautovic injury opens door for more striker changes

An injury to Marko Arnautovic may cause further widespread changes among Fantasy Premier League squads.

His owners will be sweating on a hamstring problem in the coming days and will have their eyes on alternatives already.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Felipe Anderson owners as a host of differential options helped West Ham to their latest win.

West Ham United 3-1 Cardiff City

Goals: Lucas Perez x2 (£6.2m), Michail Antonio (£6.8m) | Josh Murphy

Assists: Robert Snodgrass x2 (£5.3m), Arthur Masuaku (£4.3m) | Sean Morrison (£4.7m)

Marko Arnautovic (£7.2m) could be the next player to leave the Fantasy Premier League template after he was taken off injured in West Ham’s win over Cardiff. The Austrian forward went down clutching his hamstring and it seems unlikely he will feature too much over the Christmas period. The return to fitness of Andy Carroll (£5.4m) as well as the form of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (£6.2m) and Lucas Perez (£6.2m) mean that Manuel Pellegrini has plenty of options to replace him. If he is set for some time on the sidelines, the popularity of Callum Wilson (£6.9m) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6m) should rise accordingly.

“It is a hamstring injury, we will see tomorrow.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Also stepping up as a potential alternative option at West Ham was Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m) who recorded two assists in the win. Since returning from suspension in Gameweek 14 he has started two matches in a row while Grady Diangana (£4.5m) has featured for just 14 minutes. The Scottish international was also subbed after 75 minutes at the London Stadium suggesting that Manuel Pellegrini is keen to use him again in Gameweek 16. Snodgrass’ two assists were a delivery on the creative promise he’s shown this season. In the last four Gameweeks, he had created more chances than Felipe Anderson (£7.1m), who came out of the 3-1 win with just two points.

The only reason that Lukasz Fabianski (£4.5m) did not get his first home clean since Gameweek 6 was because of a scrappy late Cardiff City goal. The Bluebirds had not particularly threatened in the match and the Hammers were certainly on course for a well-deserved shut-out. In contentious circumstances, Josh Murphy (£4.8m) bundled the ball over the line deep into stoppage time with Fabianski obstructed from being able to make a save. However, his owners will still be content with his first-half penalty save and eight-point haul.

Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) missed out on the match with his recent injury problems. He was considered a doubt for the encounter but was fit enough for the bench, although he did not come on.

Michail Antonio (£6.8m) got his first goal of the season, a header from one of Snodgrass’ corners. It was an impressive display from him but Fantasy managers looking at West Ham options should probably exercise caution. The midfielder was deployed at right-back, not for the first time in his Hammers’ career, allowing first-choice Pablo Zabaleta (£4.3m) could have a rest. With Ryan Fredericks (£4.6m) still out injured, Antonio may well be the preferred alternative to Zabaleta at right-back during this busy period where rotation will be rife.

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere (£4.8m) was entirely absent from the matchday squad having sustained a minor pain in his ankle.

“Jack (Wilshere) has a small pain in his ankle, not the one he injured before. If he is not 100 per cent then I was not going to select him.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Joe Ralls (£4.7m) announced himself as Cardiff City’s penalty taker but his time in that position may be short-lived after seeing his poor effort saved.

It was a poor night for Cardiff and their Fantasy options. A number of them are still playing out-of-position, so to speak with Callum Paterson (£5.3m) the centre-forward once again and Victor Camarasa (£4.6m) deployed on the right flank of the attack.

Murphy has now featured only as a substitute in two of his last three matches while, as we already mentioned, the circumstances of his headed goal were fortuitous at best.

West Ham XI (4-4-2): Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Antonio; F Anderson, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass (Diangana 75′); Arnautovic (L Perez 40′), Chicharito (Carroll 64′).

Cardiff XI (4-1-4-1): Etheridge; Bennett, Bamba, Morrison, Ecuele Manga; Gunnarsson; Hoilett (Murphy 64′), Arter, Ralls (Mendez-Laing 64′), Camarasa; Paterson (Harris 73′).

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1,129 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 22 hours ago

    Wow.
    Arnie our until next year.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Out

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      It’s only three weeks

  2. BenDavies
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 22 hours ago

    This is truly a make or break week.

    Seen a clear divide between Auba and Salah teams versus Kane and Hazard teams. Think there will be a clear winner by the end of the night.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      What about auba, Kane sterling and hazard teams

      1. Slartibartfast
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        This is what I'm on 🙂

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          It’s a nice set up - sterling only came in for the next gw too

          In replace of silva

    2. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Not so sure that’s how the divide works. I have Auba, Kane and Salah for example.

    3. Winter_is_coming
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      I have Auba, Salah and Hazard and no Kane.

    4. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      The clear divide is made up. This week will certainly mix things up a bit though.

    5. Black Knights
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Seems more like Kane and Auba vs Salah and Hazard to me. Post and pre-WC.

    6. Stars
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        What about my Kane and Auba team? Can we play?

      • Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        I have Auba, Kane, Sterling, Sane

      • FleckyT
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Kane, Aub and Sterling

      • EMERGING STAR
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Not if all score or blank. Lot of permutations. Interesting times ahead

    7. feed feo
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Well that worked out well; Arnie and Sterling in for -4! Is it worth flipping Alonso and Arnie to Peltier and Aubewang for -4? Ta.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Why did you get Sterling in?

        1. feed feo
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Rage transfer!

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            I think most would have told you he’d be benched. I wanted him too but no way he was playing last nights game.

            1. Black Knights
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 22 hours ago

              Lucky i kept faith in Wilson over Arnie... and went with Sane over Sterling this week! 🙂

      2. KAAAAAAHN!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        That's numberwang

      3. yakirh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Keep Alonso, find other way

      4. frenchfries
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        You need to relax, wow. Alonso is a great pick, and you will need playing subs through this month.

    8. MegNuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Everyone getting shut of Salah..... After Burnley tonight, Liverpool face:-
      Bournemouth (a) - surely this will be tasty as Bournemouth don't know how to sit back. Scored in both games last season and Liverpool won both games 0-4 and 3-0. Wilson could pop up as we know, but I'd expect goals again

      Man Utd (h) United aren't the same defensive side as they was last year and pretty sure this isn't a bad fixture at all

      Wolves (a) No clean sheet in their last 6 (probably 7 after the Chelsea game tonight)

      Newcastle (h) Scored in a 2 nil win this fixture last year and it looks a great fixture on paper

      Yes GW 20 Arsenal (h) and GW 21 Man City (a) are both classed as difficult. Though Salah was fantastic in the home tie against Arsenal last season winning 4-0 popping up with a goal and assist. I don't class this as a difficult fixture. I see goals at both ends. Of course the City game is as difficult as they come. City fans will remember last seasons fixture very well i'm sure. Sadio Mane got a first half red for a flying kick on Ederson. 5-0 Jesus x 2 Sane x 2 and Aguero (for the record)

      Liverpool are quite capable of scoring a hat-full of goals in any fixture. Though all this talk of their fixtures turning bad doesn't really wash with me. I will happily captain Salah in the Bournemouth game, then Wolves and Newcastle.

      I know panic has set in with the Auba/Laca trends forming a new template. I get the logic to get them in. But I for one won't be sacking Salah to do it.

      ATB

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Last season's results are irrelevant. Liverpool aren't the same attacking force that they were.

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Well that's me shut down isn't it 🙁 Hopefully Liverpool hammer Burnley tonight and Salah's form has certainly picked up. I agree the front 3 haven't been as explosive this season but they are a team who will score many goals in these fixtures. Just my opinion though so relax

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        He’s 13m and not doing the business. If you’re happy with that then keep him. I’d prefer Sterling at home to Palace and Everton.

      3. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Whenever I see Salah play this season I can't help but be reminded by how much better he was last season honestly, theres something missing with liverpools attack

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Just feel like they will explode. I never expected a goal fest in the Merseyside derby. But I do think the upcoming fixtures a good enough to see plenty of goals.

      4. yakirh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        13M ... 13M!!

        Time to let go

        1. aspilcueta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          The problem is Shaqiri.

          They are desperately trying to fit him in. Combine this with Firmino and Salah switching positions, means that they are not doing it like they were. To me, playing Salah up top doesn't make much sense. Bobby does great defensive work, but he shouldn't need to when you have Keita and Fabinho, or even Milner and Henderson in front of the defense.

          Just my opinion.

          1. MegNuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            I agree you can still see they are in a transitional period.... mainly due to Keita not hitting the ground running and Fabinho not nailing down the DM. Everton game aside, I still find them very exciting to watch. We all know Salah could have had a lot more goals this season with the underlying stats. Excuses have been made with his shoulder etc. Time will tell.

      5. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        No sense what you saying, Liverpool is a different team this year, arsenal as well, 13m is way too much.

        As a Liverpool fan I wouldn't advise anyone to get Salah in that price.

        Eye test is the most important, you should better double up the defence rather spend anything on pools strikers

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          No sense in what I'm saying? OK i'll take him out

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            Haha don't listen to the crowd mate, do your thing!

            1. MegNuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 22 hours ago

              Haha always do mate 😀

      6. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        It's just his price. I still have him but needs to pick up his points to stay in my team.

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          I agree with that entirely mate. If he blanks in the next couple of games, then I'd rather have a rotated City player. I just don't think he will though

          1. MTPockets
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            Was doing relatively ok until gw10/11, but now falling behind last season at this time (86 pts vs 108 pts).
            Should probably take account of fixtures as well, but either way justifiying 13m spend needs a fairly rapid turnaround as you say.

            1. MegNuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 22 hours ago

              Hopefully Pool turn up tonight against an awful Burnley side and Salah gets in on the act

          2. Ajaxeeding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            The problem with waiting a couple more weeks is that there always seems to be a couple futures games where Salah’s potential makes it hard to sell.

            Having had Salah since the beginning, I have resisted selling him because of the fear of a repeat of last season. I’ve realized that I need to make a change soon since those funds could be used to get in the likes of Sterling and Sane. So hence why I’m considering a big change this week (influences in part by Arnautovic’ injury).

            1. MegNuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 22 hours ago

              It's just a counter argument I guess mate. I don't disagree that the 13m can be spread nicely. I own Alonso, Kane and Salah. I don't like my team without any of those. If Salah doesn't produce in the next 2, I may have to reconsider. I am quite hopeful he scores well though (and clearly I'm bias). I'd hate not to own him though that's the fact

      7. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Bournemouth at home is quite tough - playing well, can trouble the defence and pool have all eyes on CL

        Man Utd always turn up for this game - still see a slim win for pool

        Wolves should be a win but not a massive one either

        Sure NC looks good

        Arsenal and city are tough not many goals in those

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Would be shocked if there wasn't a few goals in the Arsenal game.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            Other way round was 1-1

            Pool haven’t been scoring 5 or 6, I think they’ve only scored 4 once

            The defence is more competent, holds the ball more. They aren’t an end to end team any more

            Took me till this Gw to decide to use the cash elsewhere, been waiting for salah to kick off but the last gw was his worst from an eye test

            Sure might score tonight but I don’t see a brace and at the weekend he might be benched and saved for CL

            1. MegNuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 22 hours ago

              Time will tell mate. My stubbornness/patience not to remove players who aren't scoring doesn't always pay off. He's doing well.... but hasn't exploded.. yet

      8. DAZZ
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Its all fine and dandy looking at last seasons results, but they have sturridge and shaqiri coming in over december, he wont play every game

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Very few attacking players will play every game. Referring to last season's results isn't me saying it will be the same again. I'm saying the fixtures haven't turned bad like everyone keeps saying.

      9. Game Over
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Liverpool have changed tactics slightly this year. They're not doing the high tempo press so much, probably in an attempt to preserve energy through the season.

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          That's a fair statement. Though it's clearly a big part of how Klopp plays. Have to agree to some extent though. Cheers buddy

      1. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Reads like a guess (no actual info)

    9. semiconductor
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      On WC attempts. Please choose one

      1. With Kane:
      Doherty-D.Silva-Brooks-Kane

      2. With Salah:
      Doherty-Salah-Richarlison-Mitrovic

      3. Without both:
      Trippier/Aldy-D.Silva-Richarlison-Lacazette

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        If I had to choose..... 1

        1. semiconductor
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          I have few other hitters like sterling, son, Alonso, TAA, Wilson, Auba

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            Helps seeing the bigger picture - defo 1

      2. Magic Bean Hunter
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          1 for me

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Last Man Standing Update

        Current safety score = 4
        Top score = 51
        LMS average = 17.27

        6 games + lots of autosubs.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Ha

        2. teriyaki 69
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          I'm sailing through with 15(-4) so far thanks to those jammy goals by Watford and Cardiff at the death yesterday.

      4. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        anyone considering chicharito?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          As a starter

        2. Ghost Gooner
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          I am. Have Arnie and really like West Ham's fixtures and they like to attack so I might just go with him

        3. GaabRop
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            No not directly, had one good game this year...wait and see for me

          • Gooner97
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            Pellegrini

        4. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Couple of quick questions
          1) Would you start Diop over Alonso this gw?
          2) Who to captain from Richarlison (WAT) and Kane (lei)?
          3) Worth taking a hit to get auba for captaincy purposes? especially considering i will be WC-ing in gw17

          1. Kanchelskis
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            1. No.
            2. Harry
            3. Just WC now?

            1. unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 22 hours ago

              Nah missed the price rises plus gonna get rid of rich and Digne

        5. Magic Bean Hunter
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            Any whu fans here? Who do you guys think will play more, Lucas Perez or Chicharito?

            1. aspilcueta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 22 hours ago

              I'm not, but I know who is the better footballer.

              Hernandez by a mile.

              1. Magic Bean Hunter
                  12 days, 22 hours ago

                  Thanks mate. I think Lperez is kind of underrated tho with so few chances to prove himself

                  1. aspilcueta
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    12 days, 22 hours ago

                    You are right in that he doesn't get many chances to prove himself. He might rotate them both over the Xmas period. If they are both on form it could work nicely. If I were going to bring one of them into my team, I would probably go Chicha 🙂

            2. Teomi
                12 days, 22 hours ago

                Long term move, -4...
                yes or no?

                mane and arnie to fanderson and lacca

                1. yakirh
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  12 days, 22 hours ago

                  Laca audition today

              • yakirh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 22 hours ago

                ---Hazard owners!---
                Do you plan on keeping him long term?
                Fixtures do look nice (not amazing, but very nice)
                At the beginning of the season it seems like he's the new Salah, can he bounce back?

                1. Magic Bean Hunter
                    12 days, 22 hours ago

                    got him for 10.5, so yes

                  • Greenbackbøøg…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    12 days, 22 hours ago

                    Depends a lot on what he does today, another blank and I think I'll be done with him

                  • The_Fish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    12 days, 22 hours ago

                    Sold him last week to fund Kane. Fully expecting him to hit form now he's been dropped.

                    1. Game Over
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      12 days, 21 hours ago

                      Relax, he's in my team so will do naff all.

                  • antis0cial
                    • 2 Years
                    12 days, 22 hours ago

                    Last chance today (as C too!), have the money to straight swap to Sterling but also have Arnie to sort!

                2. Gooner97
                  • 5 Years
                  12 days, 22 hours ago

                  0.2 ITB, 1FT

                  A) Ederson to Fabianski
                  B) Duffy to Holding/Kolasinac/Yedlin
                  C) Arnie to Jimenez/Mitrovic/Success

                  1. Greenbackbøøg…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    12 days, 22 hours ago

                    C Mitro

                    1. Gooner97
                      • 5 Years
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      I already ownded him and it was frustrating tbf

                      1. Goonsquad245
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        New manager

                3. The_Fish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  12 days, 22 hours ago

                  A) Mane and Mitrovic
                  B) Gudmundsson/Doucoure and Auba

                  1. Magic Bean Hunter
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      B, with snodgrass

                  2. teriyaki 69
                    • 1 Year
                    12 days, 22 hours ago

                    The late goals by Cardiff and Watford yesterday were a gift from the FPL gods.

                    1. Pompel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      Kept me from rage quittting (for the n'th time 😉 )

                    2. Kanchelskis
                      • 1 Year
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      I am grateful for it.

                    3. Gooner97
                      • 5 Years
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      I believe they do not own Ederson

                    4. TAT
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        My only chance of a decent GW was ruined by that Watford goal…

                      • Tempestic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        True, I'm on -5 currently and its the only thing that stopped me ending it all. Deleting my account I mean.

                    5. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      Eriksen brace and Kane blank tonight would be gold.

                      1. Kanchelskis
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        1-1 with Sissoko scoring would be great.

                      2. Gooner97
                        • 5 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Foyth gol incoming

                      3. aspilcueta
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        This is disturbing, Disturbed.

                    6. gauzah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      All of the cheap strikers have awful fixtures, except Mitrovic. Mitro seems like the logical replacement for Arnie but is on the suspension tightrope. 5 man midfield an option?

                      1. Kanchelskis
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Would just be 1 match ban and is Fulham talisman.

                      2. teneighty
                        • 3 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        The other WHU-strikers have pretty good fixtures until Arnie is back.

                    7. Scotty B
                      • 6 Years
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      Arnie confirmed out for 3 weeks?

                      1. Kanchelskis
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Evening Standard seem to think so.

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Or more.

                    8. Bat Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      Chances were f Salah getting rested against BOU?

                      1. Kanchelskis
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        I get the impression that he doesn't get rested at all other than being brought off early.

                      2. Magic Bean Hunter
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          With mane injured and firmino out of form, i think its slim. Maybe he will just get his minutes controlled (subbed early)

                        • Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Lots say he will if he plays tonight, but he won’t.

                        • farmerfat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          200%

                      3. pakornk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        A. Hazard and Arnie
                        B. Son and Auba

                        1. Kanchelskis
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Don't think you want to be keeping/getting in Arnie.

                        2. aspilcueta
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Seeing Arnie is injured for the foreseeable future, definitely B.

                          To be honest, B anyway.

                      4. ddfc
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        % chance of robbo playing tonight?

                        1. Nascimento
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          0 tbh

                        2. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 9 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Low probably.

                        3. Gooner97
                          • 5 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          R0bb0

                        4. dmkp
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          I think the chances have gone up considerably due to mane's absence. Klopp won't be keen on replacing both left sides players

                          1. aspilcueta
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            12 days, 22 hours ago

                            He can just play Salah or Shaqiri out there and Bobby up top. No problems.

                            Don't forget Moreno is more than capable of taking care of that left back position *coughs*

                            1. aspilcueta
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              12 days, 22 hours ago

                              Or Sturridge.

                        5. yakirh
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          21.3%

                        6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          low

                        7. Burger
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Prepare for a shock - Robbo to start, TAA to get benched.

                      5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        till gw21 who scores more:
                        A)Kane
                        B)Sterling

                        1. Kanchelskis
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Think Sterling CS points and extra point for goal tips it his way.

                        2. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Points or goals

                          Points sterling

                          Goals Kane

                        3. avfc82
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Probably Sterling.

                      6. Auboomerang
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Arnie, Salah & Hudson Odoi > Lacazette, Schurrle & Son worth a -8?

                        Only planned a -4 this week but like many, Arnie screwed over plans.

                        1. aspilcueta
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Yes, because otherwise you have only 1 playing player. With the latter 3 you have 3 that are likely to play.

                        2. dmkp
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Why - 8, can't you just do Arnie & salah transfers.

                          1. Auboomerang
                            • 1 Year
                            12 days, 22 hours ago

                            I have two fodders (Success & Hudson Odoi) and planned to get rid of one this week. But now Arnie is injured it's screwed me over a bit.

                        3. GoonSquad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Maybe Laca, Snodgrass and Alli?

                      7. valurth
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Arnie + Martial > Mitro + Sane?

                        Sane or Son?

                        Have exact funds

                        Current Team:Patricio (Button)
                        Trippier - TAA - Digne (Doherty, Bennett)
                        Sterling- Salah - Sigurdsson - Martial (Obiang)
                        Aubameyang - Wilson - Arnie

                        1. Kanchelskis
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Like your initial suggestion.

                      8. sirmorbach
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Fabianski / Patricio

                        Alonso / TAA / Doherty / Duffy / Balbuena

                        Sterling / Hazard / Sané / Richarlison / Fraser

                        Aubameyang / Arnautovic / Success

                        Crazy to do Hazard-Snodgrass, Arnie-Kane for a hit?

                        1. Kanchelskis
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Good chance to get Kane in and Arnie won't score many from physio's table. Haz playing for his place tonight?

                          1. sirmorbach
                            • 2 Years
                            12 days, 22 hours ago

                            Good point.

                            If, and only if Haz disappoints tonight, is Snodgrass a good option?

                        2. antis0cial
                          • 2 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          It's not Crazy with Arnie being injured. Kane vs Hazard, i'm still on hazard but if he doesn't perform tonight he'll be gone. This move is tempting, not sure how nailed on snodgrass is but he's a decent player.

                          1. sirmorbach
                            • 2 Years
                            12 days, 22 hours ago

                            Cheers!

                      9. Burger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Ben Davies, asking for trouble or worthwhile pick?

                        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          asking for trouble i think

                        2. badgerboy (Howe to Train Yo…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Danny Rose is back. You know how this story will go with 2 games a week.

                          1. Burger
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            12 days, 22 hours ago

                            This is true.

                        3. antis0cial
                          • 2 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          He hasn't managed any attacking returns and isn't a guaranteed starter so a no from me

                      10. GoonerByron
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Hazard + Arnie -> Dilva (Or Bilva) + Lacazette worth (-4)?

                        1. Kanchelskis
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Wait till after tonight to decide.

                          1. Kanchelskis
                            • 1 Year
                            12 days, 22 hours ago

                            PS, owning Bilva is frustrating.

                      11. rnrd
                        • 4 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Hi Guys,

                        I am on a WC.
                        I came down to the conclusion that even if I had Kane, I'd probably actually never captain him over the Xmas period.
                        However, still a bit concerned about ownership and how damaging a Kane (c) could be for overall rank and fought owing Son might actually cover it a bit an free a lot of funds elsewhere for what is at this point an hypothetical kane haul.
                        So are the kane 12.4 really worth it when you can probably cover him for 4£ less?

                        1. GoonerByron
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          You'd never captain a premium striker who's probably the most nailed of anyone to avoid rotation in his team?

                          1. rnrd
                            • 4 Years
                            12 days, 22 hours ago

                            when a better option is available probably not indeed
                            sterling for instance

                            1. GoonerByron
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              12 days, 22 hours ago

                              He done really well last night 😉

                        2. MTPockets
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          I got him for reverse rationale - the one captain option I'm (fairly) sure will play, and for 90 mins

                        3. Kanchelskis
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Lots on here (and in top 10k have jumped on him), but I'd wait and see/have a plan to get him in you could. Obviously Soton rubbish and expect Spurs to be comfortable, but bookies odds for 1-1 same as for 3 - 0. Even if Spurs smash them you would think Kane will be hauled off as soon as it is comfortable considering how often games are and rather important one in Spain next week (could just be saying all this to make myself feel better).

                      12. Bury94
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Is Robbo wiorth the extra money over TAA?

                        1. Bury94
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          *Worth

                        2. KingOllie
                          • 3 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          nope

                        3. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Not this gw

                        4. Dybala10
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Robbo served me well but I downgrade on WC. I wouldn't actively look to sell him but TAA will near enough cover him.

                        5. Bury94
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Thought so, thanks.

                        6. seanie3
                          • 7 Years
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Get both and get rid of Salah that’s what I’m doing. Liverpool keep a lot of clean sheets

                      13. pakornk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 22 hours ago

                        Would you do Hazard and Arnie to Anderson and Auba?

                        1. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          12 days, 22 hours ago

                          Wait to see haz tonight